Category Archives: Central Catalonia

The following are some of my suggestions or possible itineraries and outings that I can take you on, whether for just a few hours, one or more whole days. Some are better known than others, well off the beaten tourist track. I can of course suit myself to your own particular wishes and interests, making other suggestions or put together a tailor made programme. Please tell what you like best! The possibilities are almost endless! Don’t hesitate to ask me!

The Monastery of Montserrat, Catalonia’s national sanctuary.

The monastery of MontserratThe monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat can be found in the natural park of Montserrat just 50 km. from Barcelona and at a height of some 720m. amongst this special mountain. I invite you to visit this very special pilgrimage centre. Continue reading

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Excursion in Barcelona Province: rural landscapes, small villages, Romanesque architecture, Catalan traditions and fine gastronomy.

Romanesque monastery of Sant Pere de CaserresWhen staying in the big city, having seen most of the principal sights, one often wonders what there is to see and discover in the surrounding area, to get a glimpse of what’s outside the city. In that case I recommend a very interesting and varied day-trip around Barcelona province. Continue reading

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Excursion to the Santuario de Cabrera (Cabrera Sanctuary), Mediterranean mountains.

Sanctuary Cabrera

Discover Catalonia’s little visited mid-mountains. We’ll walk gently uphill for an hour and a half, through cork and oak tree woods, until we reach an old sanctuary with unbeatable views. Continue reading

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The region of Collsacabra, country of great crags.

When heading some 80kms out of Barcelona, towards the Pyrenees, you find a mountainous region, characterised by massive rocky formations, dense vegetation and its own silence. There are a number of medieval villages and one often comes across hermitages as if lost in the woods. Continue reading

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Strait of Montrebei, a high steep walk.

Strait Montrebei

In the foothills of the Pyrenees, where mountainous forms give way to smooth agricultural grain lands, one finds one of the most surprising places in Catalonia. The strait of Montrebei is an impressive sheer cleft Continue reading

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Excursion to Puigsacalm, Mediterranean mountains.

Puigsacalm

An outing amongst Catalonia’s mid-mountains, with 2 hours gentle ascent, leads us to this 1,515m peak, through luxuriant beech and pine woods, springs and wide green fields. Continue reading

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Siurana, the final redoubt of the Moorish Queen.

Village Siurana

 The little village of Siurana, with its old houses and cobbled streets, evokes all the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. The Moorish kings ended their reign in this region’s lands. Continue reading

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